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About the Author

Keir Thomas is the world's most prolific and widely-read author writing about Ubuntu Linux. In 2006 he wrote the award-winning Beginning Ubuntu Linux (ISBN: 978-1590599914), the first English-language book to cover Ubuntu. A consistent best-seller, it was recently updated to a fourth edition. Thomas is also the author of Ubuntu Kung Fu (978-1934356227), the #1 best-selling Linux book that contains over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks for Ubuntu users of all levels. In addition, he is the author of Beginning SUSE Linux (978-1590596746), and, with Shashank Sharma, Beginning Fedora (978-1590598559).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440478295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440478291
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #490,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is probably the most helpful book on Ubuntu I have read. It feature's up-to-date information, and most of all it's also available FREE on pdf format online. It really features EVERYTHING you need to know on Ubuntu for the beginner and for more experienced user. I consider myself an experienced user and I learned plenty from this book. I highly recommend it for the newcomer to Ubuntu and the more experienced user.
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What I most like about this book is that there is zero fluff from page 1 until the end of this book. And although I have been using Ubuntu since 7.04, I still learned from this book. I think the target audience for this book is the experienced Windows power user/ administrator who wants to try Linux as that is the user that will find something useful on just about every page. I did. However, the average Windows user may better benefit from the Official Ubuntu book.
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This book gives a great introduction to Ubuntu Linux, one that is clear, easy to read, and filled with useful information for the newcomer along with many tips useful to more intermediate and advanced users.
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I've all ready been using Ubuntu for the past year and was looking for something to help expand my knowledge in the command line. This book has definitely been helping out with that and more.
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For anyone wanting to learn the UBUNTU LINUX operating system this is the book to have by your side. It is written in terms that the novice LINUX user can understand.
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Anyone thinking about writing an introductory book on any subject should take a look at this book. It's informative, concise and friendly. Each chapter prepares you for the next. The author never assumes you know too much, but doesn't write "down" either. I've only worked my way through part of the book, but I can tell it will take me from newbie to competent Ubuntu user...eventually. His notes and tips inserted within the text are welcome tidbits. The book's size and layout are user-friendly, too. It's everything a pocket guide should be.
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For anyone brave enough as i was to leave Windows behind for Good and move on to an operating system that is smart, fast and above all FUN, such as Ubuntu, this book is a must-have companion. It is an easy read but not in a "dumbing-down" way. I received it mere days before my new desktop system arrived so, i was able to read it quite easily from cover-to-cover ahead of set-up and i keep it at arms length for the few bumps in the road that can occur when dealing with a new-to-you OS.

Hopefully this book will help in the promotion of Ubuntu as a worthy replacement and competitor to both Windows and MAC. So far, i have been happy!
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This book where as not a linux super code book is just the thing for any casual user of a computer who would like to try ubuntu. It has quite a bit of useful tips that would be frustrating to figure out on your own that make the user experience much more enjoyable. I would recommend this book to just about anyone (as long as I liked them).

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